26 days in India Itinerary

26 days in India Itinerary

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Surat
— 1 day
Fly
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Jaipur
— 5 nights
Fly
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Udaipur
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jodhpur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jaisalmer
— 3 nights
Fly
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New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly to Trivandrum, Train to Kanyakumari
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Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Thekkady
— 2 nights
Taxi to Kochi, Fly to Goa
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Goa
— 5 nights
Fly

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Surat

— 1 day

Diamond City

Off the map for most international tourists heading to India, the major industrial city of Surat has a long heritage in diamond-cutting and textile manufacturing.
On the 24th (Thu), view the masterpieces at J J Art gallery, then stop by Go Traditional, and then make a trip to Chintamani Jain Temple.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Surat trip itinerary tool.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Surat. December in Surat sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Surat

Shopping · Museums

Jaipur

— 5 nights

Pink City

Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Amber Palace and Jantar Mantar - Jaipur are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at City Palace of Jaipur and Mukesh Art Gallery. Spend the 26th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, browse for treasures at 925 Silver, admire the masterpieces at Jitesh Arts, and step into the grandiose world of Jal Mahal.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Jaipur trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Surat to Jaipur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Surat in December, with highs in Jaipur at 30°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Udaipur.

Things to do in Jaipur

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Udaipur

— 3 nights

Venice of the East

Tourism in Udaipur, a picturesque city known for its lake system, thrives due to the area's numerous historic and cultural relics.
Head to Gothwal Art and Art Havelifor plenty of shopping. City Palace of Udaipur and Art World will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Pichola, take in the exciting artwork at Fine Art School (Painting House), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekling Ji Temple, and browse the exhibits of Indigo Art School.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Udaipur online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Udaipur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jodhpur.

Things to do in Udaipur

Museums · Shopping · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Jodhpur

— 2 nights

Sun City

The blue-walled buildings in the old quarter of Jodhpur have a calming, quaint aesthetic when viewed from up high, but down on the streets the city bustles with a lively atmosphere that belies its toy-town color.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Jaswant Thada, then contemplate the long history of Mehrangarh Fort, and then take in the exciting artwork at Salawas Durry Udhyog. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): examine the collection at Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Umaid Heritage Art School, then explore the world behind art at Ganesh Handicrafts, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Walk to blueCity heritagetour.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Jodhpur travel route planner.

You can drive from Udaipur to Jodhpur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Jodhpur sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Jaisalmer.

Things to do in Jodhpur

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Jaisalmer

— 3 nights

Golden City of India

A World Heritage Site, the desert city of Jaisalmer has a number of historical attractions, buildings, and legends worthy of protection.
Get some cultural insight at Jaisalmer Fort and Sonee Art Gallery. Get outdoors at Safaris and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's more to do: stop by Ali Baba Boutique.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Jaisalmer trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Jaisalmer

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

New Delhi

— 3 nights
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Shop till you drop at Dilli Haat and KCS Kashmir Shawl Emporium. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Humayun's Tomb and Red Fort. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at India Gate, admire the natural beauty at Akshardham, take in the exciting artwork at An Yahh!!, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New Delhi trip builder site.

Getting from Jaisalmer to New Delhi by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Kanyakumari

— 2 nights

Cape Comorin

Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
On the 10th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marungoor Murugan Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shirdhi Sai Baba Temple, Kanyakumari, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kanyakumari Tirupati Temple. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple Kanyakumari, then don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Kanyakumari tour itinerary builder website.

Getting from New Delhi to Kanyakumari by combination of flight and train takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in January: highs in Kanyakumari hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Thekkady

— 2 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and finally look for gifts at Green Land Spice Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and then surround yourself with nature on Anakkara Spice Spice Tourism Circuit.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Thekkady road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Thekkady takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Goa

— 5 nights
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Din Brothers Jewellers and Gold Smiths and Literati Bookshop & Cafe. You'll get in some beach time at Agonda Beach and Benaulim Beach. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Baga Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Animal Shelter Agonda, kick back and relax at Cavelossim Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Himalayan Therapeutic Studio.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Goa sightseeing planning website.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Goa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January, daytime highs in Goa are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

India travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.